A Film Diary

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Last week I watched a Tom and Jerry cartoon for the first time in 20-odd years. Now, with The Music Box, I’m watching a Laurel and Hardy short for the first time in 20-odd years; I really shouldn’t have left it so long. Here they’re in hapless removal men mode, trying to get the abovementioned musical machine up to and then in to a house on top of a hill. If memory serves I think they did better, but this has its moments of funny slapstick. (***)